Author: David

  • Why Electric Vehicles Require Less Maintenance Than Gas-Powered Vehicles

    Why Electric Vehicles Require Less Maintenance Than Gas-Powered Vehicles

    Electric vehicles have been gaining popularity in recent years, partly due to their low maintenance requirements compared to gas-powered vehicles. There are several reasons why electric vehicles require less maintenance, including: Overall, electric vehicles require less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles, resulting in lower costs and less time spent at the repair shop. As electric vehicle…

  • Are Alien Spacecraft Using Solar Energy to Power Us?

    Are Alien Spacecraft Using Solar Energy to Power Us?

    Future Article: 2041, April 1st: Have you ever been outside at night and seen a strange light in the sky? Or felt a mysterious energy coming from some unknown source? You might be surprised to find out that it very well could be coming from an alien spacecraft powered by solar energy! There is a…

  • Can You Get a Tan Staring at a Solar Panel?

    Can You Get a Tan Staring at a Solar Panel?

    Have you ever heard the old saying “You can get a tan from staring at a solar panel?” It’s an urban legend that has been circulating for years and although it might seem plausible – can staring at a solar panel really give you a tan? The answer is no. Solar panels don’t emit ultraviolet…

  • Wind Turbine on Fire

    Wind Turbine on Fire

    A wind turbine on fire can be an incredible sight, but it also a terrifying and hazardous reality that is difficult to put out once started. Lightning strikes, electrical malfunction and mechanical malfunction are the three primary sources of ignition. These fires can result in extensive downtime and substantial economic losses. Lightning Strike Lightning can…

  • Wind Turbine at Night – How to See and Avoid a Wind Turbine at Night

    Wind Turbine at Night – How to See and Avoid a Wind Turbine at Night

    Two new publications from the ongoing Wind Farm Noise Study mark an important advancement in wind turbine noise assessment methods, guidelines and design that will make wind energy more acceptable to communities around them. Studies have demonstrated that night-time ‘amplitude modulation’ (AM) from wind turbines is likely to be heard by nearby residents up to…

  • Wind Turbine at Sea

    Wind Turbine at Sea

    There has been much discussion of the environmental effects of wind turbines at sea. Some worry about noise, disruption to marine life and potential introduction of non-native species by construction or maintenance ships. Others speculate that turbines could create artificial reefs which attract and support wildlife. A study of two offshore wind farms off Virginia…

  • Wind Turbine Model Kit

    Wind Turbine Model Kit

    Wind turbine model kits are an engaging way for kids to learn about the energy benefits of wind. This educational activity allows students to design, construct and test their own wind turbines using recyclable materials. Students can then investigate how various properties like shape, length and pitch affect the amount of electricity produced by a…

  • Are Bigger Wind Turbines More Efficient?

    Are Bigger Wind Turbines More Efficient?

    Wind turbines have made great strides towards producing clean energy, decreasing CO2 emissions and cutting the costs of renewable power generation. The biggest change has been in their rotors and blades, which continue to get larger year after year. For instance, in 2021 the average US wind turbine’s rotor diameter increased to 418 feet –…